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Blog posts tagged 'Compute'

Evaluating boosted decision trees for billions of users

Posted about 6 months ago

Efficiency improvements resulted in evaluating larger models in the same amount of time and with the same CPU resources. Read more...

Eran TalEngineering

OCP Summit 2017 — Facebook news recap

Posted about 6 months ago

This year's announcements included an end-to-end server refresh, product updates, and new partner collaborations. Read more...

Arlene Gabriana MurilloTechnical Program Manager at Facebook

The end-to-end refresh of our server hardware fleet

Posted about 7 months ago

Innovations across our storage and compute hardware enable our server fleet to scale and improve performance of Facebook's apps and services. Read more...

Kevin LeeEngineering

Introducing Big Basin: Our next-generation AI hardware

Posted about 7 months ago

With Big Basin, we can train machine learning models that are 30 percent larger, which enables our researchers and engineers to move more quickly in developing increasingly complex AI models. Read more...

Delivering real-time AI in the palm of your hand

Posted about 11 months ago

Caffe2go is a new deep learning platform that can — for the first time — capture, analyze, and process pixels in real time, directly on a mobile device. Read more...

Lighting the way to deep machine learning

Posted about a year ago

Open source Torchnet helps researchers and developers build rapid and reusable prototypes of learning systems in Torch. Read more...

Facebook's new front-end server design delivers on performance without sucking up power

Posted about 2 years ago

The new design packs more than twice the compute capacity into each rack while maintaining the rack power budget. Read more...

Aaron BernsteinEngineering

Telecom industry embraces Open Compute Project

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Infra · Hardware · Compute · Open Compute · Data Centers · Open Source

Industry leaders are collaborating on a new effort focused on data center technologies for telcos. Read more...

Thomas FurlongEngineering

Facebook in Ireland: Our newest data center

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Data Centers · Compute · Open Compute · Storage

The facility will be one of the most advanced data centers in the world, featuring OCP server and storage hardware. Read more...

Hu LiEngineering

Introducing "Yosemite": the first open source modular chassis for high-powered microservers

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Infra · Data · Performance · Open Compute · Open Source · Compute · Data Centers · Hardware

To provide our infrastructure with capacity that scales out with the demand, we designed a modular chassis that contains high-powered system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor cards, code-named “Yosemite.” Today, we're proposing the Yosemite design as a contribution to the Open Compute Project. Read more...

Yuval BacharEngineering

Introducing “6-pack”: the first open hardware modular switch

Posted about 3 years ago

With “6-pack,” we have created an architecture that enables us to build any size switch using a simple set of common building blocks. Read more...

Omer StrulovichSoftware engineer at Facebook

Fast Rendering News Feed on Android

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Mobile · Android · News Feed · Platform · Compute · Design Tools · Performance

Fast Rendering News Feed on Android. Read more...

Soumith ChintalaArtificial Intelligence Research Engineer at Facebook

FAIR open sources deep-learning modules for Torch

Posted about 3 years ago

The modules are significantly faster than the default ones in Torch and have accelerated research projects by allowing users to train larger neural nets in less time. Read more...

Brian K CabralDirector of Engineering at Facebook

The art and science behind auto-enhance for iOS

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Mobile · Photos · iOS · Compute · User Experience · Performance

When designing auto-enhance for iOS, we wanted to capture the moment as we saw it, not as most cameras render it. Read more...

Raylene YungEngineering

Announcing the 2014 Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Women in Tech · Recruiting · Academics

Beginning today, female university students excelling in computer science can apply for one of 25 scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper Conference with Facebook in Phoenix, AZ, from October 6 - 11, 2014. Read more...

Looking back on “Look Back” videos

Posted about 4 years ago

Facebook’s mission is to help people connect with one another, and as our 10th anniversary approached last month, we wanted to do something that would let everyone participate in the event together. After some discussion, we settled on the Look Back feature, which allows people to generate one-minute videos that highlight memorable photos and posts from their time on Facebook. Read more...

Jocelyn GoldfeinEngineering at Facebook

Facebook Celebrates Women in Computing with Grace Hopper Scholarship

Posted about 4 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Women in Tech · Recruiting · Academics

UPDATE: We are extending the deadline for the Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship to Sunday, 6/16. Read more...

Hacker Cup 2013

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Culture · Hacking · Compute · Menlo Park

Over the weekend, 24 of the world's top programmers from 10 different countries came together at Facebook HQ to compete in the third-annual Facebook Hacker Cup Finals. Read more...

Andrew RothbartEngineering

Preparing for a technical interview with programming contests

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Culture · Recruiting · Compute

A while back Carlos Bueno from our site performance team wrote an excellent post about how to prepare for a technical interview at Facebook. It’s a great overview of what to expect and provides some good tips on how to get ready, but I’d like to do a deep dive into one particular aspect of technical interview prep--the bit where we try to figure out how adept you are at coding. Read more...

Samantha GruskinEngineering

Facebook at the espnW Hack Day

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Women in Tech · Recruiting

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Product engineering at Facebook

Posted about 5 years ago

Only a few years ago, 10 engineers were responsible for innovating, building and maintaining all of the products (a.k.a. features) on Facebook, including Profiles, Pages, Groups, Messages, Photos, and Events. These people were our first product engineers, a role that is a mix of generalist engineer, product designer, and product manager. Read more...

2012 Grace Hopper Conference Recap

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Women in Tech · Recruiting · Academics

A couple of weeks ago, Facebook traveled to the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Baltimore with 36 scholarship recipients. These women came from schools and companies across the country to spend a week meeting and learning from remarkable women making waves in tech. Read more...

Jocelyn GoldfeinEngineering at Facebook

Announcing the Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Women in Tech · Recruiting · Academics

This fall, we'll join hundreds of remarkable women in technology in Baltimore, Maryland for our fifth year at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. We're looking forward to tackling this year's theme, "Are We There Yet?," with 25 university and industry Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship winners. Read more...

BozVP of Ads And Business Platform at Facebook

Building and testing at Facebook

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · User Experience · Testing · Chat

I work on products at Facebook and get a lot of questions from friends and family about how we choose what to build. After 6+ years at Facebook focusing on continuous iteration and improvement, I'd like to share my thoughts on how we think about testing and launching products. Read more...

Philip SuSoftware engineer at Facebook

Announcing Facebook Engineering in London

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Mobile · Web · Data · Compute · London · Recruiting

Today we have some exciting news: We're now hiring for a new engineering team in London. Read more...

Jordan DeLongEngineering

Folly: The Facebook Open Source Library

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Infra · Backend · Open Source · Compute · Development Tools · Performance

Facebook is built on open source from top to bottom, and could not exist without it. As engineers here, we use, contribute to, and release a lot of open source software, including pieces of our core infrastructure such as HipHop and Thrift. Read more...

Adam SimpkinsEngineering

Back-end build systems and toolchain: Adam Simpkins

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Infra · Culture · Backend · Compute · Optimization

Adam Simpkins is a software engineer on the traffic infrastructure team. Read more...

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